feeding a crowd

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Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Everybody needs more midweek staples. I’m talking about the sorts of things you can pull hazily from the freezer, stash away in the oven and then sit down to a warm bowl of comfort thirty minutes later. If you need another one to add to the rotation, that is thrifty, hearty and a whole food […]

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Baked Plum and Almond Oatmeal

If you need an almost-crumble for breakfast; something to warm the cockles, make ahead and easily feed a crowd for brunch, skip straight to the recipe at the bottom. This baked oatmeal, glossy with plums and sweet with pear is probably what you’re looking for. Now of course you could substitute the nuts for seeds, […]

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Roast Tomato, Pesto, Bocconcini and Lentil Salad

We all have kryptonite foods. It’s the stuff we secretly make when we think nobody is watching, or caring. It’s the fodder we use to refuel when we’re flagging. And it’s very rarely that great for us.  The Hungry One’s is chicken schnitzel. Anytime he’s away on business, or left alone for a spell you […]

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Vegan/Paleo Chai Tagine

Do you need another make ahead, vegetarian/vegan friendly/ Paleo friendly/ meal in your arsenal for when those folks drop in that isn’t a curry or bowl of pumpkin and coconut soup? If so, skip straight to the recipe at the bottom. This aromatic, slovenly easy vegetarian tagine is possibly what you’re looking for. Again, if […]

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Boston Baked Beans – Spotlight

The Film: The Dish: The Reason: This is a meal worthy of a plucky team of investigative team of reporters. For one, it honours a sense of place. With its twang of blackstrap molasses, Boston Baked Beans are an edible institution. For two, it’s thrifty, making the most of meager resources.  For three, it’s  placating […]